Volvo to invest in cab production in France

AB Volvo’s Board of Directors has decided to invest SEK 530 M in subsidiary Renault Trucks’ cab plant in Blainville, France. The investment is being made to increase capacity and comprises both assembly and painting.
Renault Trucks’ cab plant in Blainville produces cabs for all of Renault Truck’s truck models. Today, manufacturing and painting capacity is limited. Due to the investment it will be possible to manufacture more cabs as well as being able to offer customers new and better paint coats, so-called base clear coat lacquers. As a result of the investment in the paint shop, Renault Trucks can also switch to water-based paints, which is a more environmentally correct alternative compared with today’s paints based on solvents. The changes at the plant are scheduled to be completed in 2009.

April 10, 2007

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